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Old 12-31-2020, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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I wouldn't call wifi only options as for people who are broke or stingy.

Having a separate cellular plan for iPad can be costly over time. For most people, a cellular iPad makes no sense. These are mostly for enterprise use, or realtors / business people who can justify the cost.

For most consumers, wifi is perfectly fine and cellular option is pretty useless.

Turns out I was wrong. Only 6% of iPad sales are cellular, with 94% being WiFi only. Most people just don't bother with having cellular connectivity on their iPads. I can't do without it, as my primary use for my iPad is out of the home and away from WiFi sources generally. If WiFi is available, I am on my Macbook.

Cellular iPads aren't popular at all as it turns out. It is worth it to me but not for most people.
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Old 12-31-2020, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Capital Region, NY
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I have always used our phone’s “hot spot” when connecting with my WiFi only iPad. We recently signed on to a VPN security and encryption service called Encrypt.me. So now I use public WiFi whenever available. I’ve never had an issue with the hotspot from the phone, but I only use it for surfing the web, YouTube, and email on the iPad. If I’m stuck somewhere waiting and I have remembered to bring the iPad I’ll use it as it is far easier on the eyes.
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Old 12-31-2020, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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For all the people who use a tablet with WiFi, why not use a laptop instead? Why use a table at all?

Not a criticism, just a question.

I bought a cellular iPad because laptops don't have built in cellular connection and I don't carry my phone 24/7 so I rarely have a hotspot with me.

So if you are never going to use cellular or have a hotspot, why a tablet and not a laptop?

Because it is lighter?

Because it is cheaper?

For the apps?

Just hate keyboards?
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Old 12-31-2020, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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For all the people who use a tablet with WiFi, why not use a laptop instead? Why use a table at all?

Not a criticism, just a question.

I bought a cellular iPad because laptops don't have built in cellular connection and I don't carry my phone 24/7 so I rarely have a hotspot with me.

So if you are never going to use cellular or have a hotspot, why a tablet and not a laptop?

Because it is lighter?

Because it is cheaper?

For the apps?

Just hate keyboards?
I have multiple disabilities, one affecting my hand. An iPad Pro 2020 with a Magic Keyboard case is very helpful for me. I still have a laptop, but can’t type very well on it. I use the iPad for 90% of things.
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Old 12-31-2020, 06:58 PM
 
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Turns out I was wrong. Only 6% of iPad sales are cellular, with 94% being WiFi only. Most people just don't bother with having cellular connectivity on their iPads. I can't do without it, as my primary use for my iPad is out of the home and away from WiFi sources generally. If WiFi is available, I am on my Macbook.

Cellular iPads aren't popular at all as it turns out. It is worth it to me but not for most people.
Same here.

And I’m very surprised that cellular sales are only 6%.
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Old 12-31-2020, 07:17 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Igor Blevin View Post
For all the people who use a tablet with WiFi, why not use a laptop instead? Why use a table at all?

Not a criticism, just a question.

I bought a cellular iPad because laptops don't have built in cellular connection and I don't carry my phone 24/7 so I rarely have a hotspot with me.

So if you are never going to use cellular or have a hotspot, why a tablet and not a laptop?

Because it is lighter?

Because it is cheaper?

For the apps?

Just hate keyboards?
(As someone who has an Apple year 2018 cellular 12.9” iPad Pro purchased new in 2019, an HP Spectre 15.6” 2-in-1 laptop with a touchscreen purchased new in 2018,, and an Apple year 2015 13” MacBook Air purchased new in 2016)

At times when I don’t need the MacOS and wi-fi is available......

- My iPad has a touchscreen, and my MacBook Air doesn’t

- In my particular case, the screen on my iPad is better that the screen on my MacBook Air. When My MacBook Air ‘wears out’, and I replace it, that may no longer be the case. My HP Spectre has a better screen than my iPad, but the touch feel isn’t as good, even with my iPad in the Otter Box case.
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Old 12-31-2020, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Avignon, France
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Originally Posted by Igor Blevin View Post
For all the people who use a tablet with WiFi, why not use a laptop instead? Why use a table at all?

Not a criticism, just a question.

I bought a cellular iPad because laptops don't have built in cellular connection and I don't carry my phone 24/7 so I rarely have a hotspot with me.

So if you are never going to use cellular or have a hotspot, why a tablet and not a laptop?

Because it is lighter?

Because it is cheaper?

For the apps?

Just hate keyboards?
I use a cellular iPad for flying. I can pull up a lot of apps that I use via “touch screen” rather than having to type them in . It mounts conveniently in front of me and I can connect directly rather than having to use a hot spot.
It’s just like having another glass instrument on the control panel. and with the touch screen I am not distracted by having to type on a keyboard.
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